‘Unquestionably magnetic, Mikelangelo weaves a spell around the audience, inviting them to explore the shadowy recesses of the soul’
★★★★★ The List (UK)
Star of the Festival Brighton Fringe (UK) 2013
Best Cabaret Act Brighton Fringe (UK) 2013
Nominee, Best Male Artist Age Music Awards (Australia) 2013
Nominee, Best Original Music Green Room Awards (Australia) 2010
Time Out London Critic’s Choice (UK) 2009
SHOW DESCRIPTION, CAVE – WAITS – COHEN:
Only a powerhouse like Mikelangelo could pull off this vocal trifecta. With his deep, deep baritone, charismatic Mikelangelo delivers this stunning show with masterful skill and power, performing solo and showing off his talents on guitar, piano, accordion, clarinet and percussion. You will be transfixed. You will be astounded. You will be moved.
DURATION: 70 minutes without interval
Instruments: Mikelangelo will tour with an acoustic guitar, clarinet and accordion.
Venue to provide piano, floor tom and crash cymbal with stand if possible.
Stage – Min dimensions 4 x 4 metres
Sound – 1 x DI, 1 x Vocal Mic, 3 x Instrument Mics
Lighting – Required for creation of theatrical effect. Depending on venue and lighting rig, LX design is flexible, 3 – 10 states in most cases, and up to 20 cues.
Operator – Venue to provide sound technician and lighting technician. 2 hours set up and sound check + 2 hours to focus lights and run lighting cues (4 hours total).
Props – Venue to provide 1 bar stool
Audience Seating – Cabaret tables or theatre seating preferred
Dressing Room – Backstage area with full-length mirror, running water, soap and hand towels, bottled water.
‘Acclaimed throughout the world for his voice, charisma and quiff, the Croatian-Australian crooner as you’ve never heard him before, overflowing with emotion, romance and animal sexuality.’ Edinburgh Festival Guide (UK)
‘This masterful, slick crooner weaves a tight web of intrigue, irony, satire and daredevilry around his audience like a shiny black spider coaxing the innocent fly into his fatal trap. This is anything but an ordinary performance, in a finely crafted, darkly funny, dead-pan production.’
New Zealand Theatre Review
Mikelangelo is a singer, songwriter and showman extraordinaire based in Melbourne, Australia.
Since 2000, he has toured broadly in Australia and New Zealand, the USA, Canada, Europe, Ireland and the UK, performing sold out headline shows from the Sydney Opera House to Edinburgh’s Queens Hall to London’s West End. He has played at festivals such as the Melbourne International Arts Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, MONA FOMA (Tasmania) and Sziget Festival (Hungary) to name a few.
In May 2013, he completed his 8th tour of the UK, playing over 50 shows in the Spiegeltent at the Brighton Fringe with concurrent seasons in the variety show La Clique and with his group Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen – who also performed at the Aussie BBQ showcase in London and at Norfolk and Norwich Festival. The group garnered 5 star reviews and great critical acclaim, winning The Best Cabaret Act award in Brighton. During the tour, Mikelangelo also performed a run of underground jazz club shows in Paris with singer Clare St Clare. The tour was funded by the Australia Council of the Arts through their International Pathways program, of which Mikelangelo has been a recipient a number of times.
Mikelangelo regularly tops best live performer polls in the Melbourne music press, and was nominated for Best Male Artist at the 2013 Age Music Victoria Awards alongside luminaries Paul Kelly, Archie Roach and Gotye.
He has released 11 independent albums, the last of which, ‘Some Velvet Evening’, was a solo live album of Cave, Waits and Cohen songs.
Mikelangelo is currently recording a solo pop record he has written about his adopted home of Melbourne, working with a large cross-section of his favourite local artists and bands. The album is funded by Arts Victoria and will be released in the latter part of 2014.
In 2015, he has six months confirmed touring of major arts festivals with Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen, who are filming a pilot for their own TV series with major network interest.
Aneke McCulloch, Seesault Projects
PO Box 12472, A’Beckett Street
Melbourne VIC AUSTRALIA
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